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The Gordon House

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Address: 869 West Main, Silverton, OR 97381
Phone Number: 503 874 6006
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Really Interesting tour

I do not remember the tour guides name but she gave a very informative tour. What a great piece of Silverton.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Bill C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I do not remember the tour guides name but she gave a very informative tour. What a great piece of Silverton.

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Thank Bill C
Netarts, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This one hour tour is a wonderful way to understand the characteristics of Frank Lloyd Wright and get an insight into a modest family that was able to own a home designed by Mr. Wright. The mid-century modern styling was ahead of it's time and is really fantastic. There are features I would love to see in my own home... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's interesting to see how space and design features are arranged. This home was originally located elsewhere.

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Thank Virginia R
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely gardens with art along the paths to make your visit even a bit more special. A little something for everyone. Even a children's garden! The town of Silverton is close by for dining and shopping. You can make a day or 2 day visit and not run out of things to do!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I love FLW sites. We have been to half a dozen in our travels. This tour was a bit of a letdown, as our guide seemed to lose her train of thought often. The house is most impressive in its reconstruction, and preservation, but as with most of these tours, the guide is everything. Details that other... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fascinated by the excellent tour given by docent Kathryn. We learned much about Frank Lloyd Wright and his architectural genius. His use of horizontal lines to envelop and comfort the residents and the precise lining up of every joint to maintain the lines is amazing. His open concept living area that was designed in 1957 is what everyone... More 

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Thank Smcallis
Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even is you're not an architecture fan, this house if worth touring. And if you know anything about FLW, it cannot be missed. Great tour guide and a comprehensive discussion of the house's history, ownership and rescue. Fascinating to see the interior.

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Thank Cameron06820
Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Excellent presentation of the house by FLW, the famous designer. Limited with time, it was sufficient for us to forego the tour, and examine and photograph the info on the story boards, and also take a pic of the house.

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Designed in 1957 and built in 1963-64, this is a great example of Wright's "Usonian" homes. Built for a local self described "farmer" (he owned hundreds of acres of land) and his wife as a retirement home. Gorgeous setting next door to "Oregon Garden". Wonderful docent led tours. Funny, informative and charming docent. A "must see".

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We have toured many Wright homes, buildings, and design studios. This one was excellent. The docents was knowable about the history of the house and family. The house is in good shape and very livable. There is a short movie about relocating the house about 20 miles and reassembling it. Reservations were needed since the tours are limited to about... More 

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